While former President Donald Trump no longer resides in the White House, his legacy remains as he first exposed the mainstream media as no longer caring about the truth but rather the leftist narrative. All the way back in 2016, Trump promised to do more than Make America Great Again as he exposed the media for twisting facts in order to fit their agenda. He proved his accusations when he went on to beat Hillary Clinton after the polls showed her leading. Now, as the mainstream media tries to repair its image, it seems that they found an unlikely supporter in Republican Senator Ted Cruz. 

According to congressional aides, the Republican is considering backing legislation that would allow media companies to create boards to work alongside big tech companies. No longer two separate entities, the move would allow both tech and media companies to control both what people watch and read. Although Ted Cruz once halted the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act only a few weeks ago, he has now supposedly had a change of heart, allowing the bill to move past the Senate Judiciary Committee to the U.S. Senate. 

With the news of Cruz’s sudden change, neither the Republican nor his office is speaking on the decision. Breitbart News reported, “A Cruz spokesperson would only provide when asked detailed and serious questions about the possibility of a deal and what form the deal would take, a generic statement claiming that Cruz opposes censorship of conservatives–something that would be inherently untrue if he votes for or simply even just enables Senate consideration of this legislation. ‘Sen. Cruz is a fierce defender of the First Amendment and free speech, and he will always fight to prevent Americans from being censored or silenced.'” 

Republican Senator John Kennedy released his own statement about Ted Cruz’s support for Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bill, writing, “We have reached an agreement that clarifies what the bill was designed to do: give local news outlets a real seat at the negotiating table and bar the tech firms from throttling, filtering, suppressing or curating content. The only reason I can see for parties to oppose this bill is that they have a problem either with healthy market competition or free speech.”

As for what users online had to say: 

  • Trump branded him so right in 2016, didn’t he? Thought Cruz had redeemed himself over time since then. Now we know TX has no conservative or trustworthy Senators!
  • I spoke in praise of Cruz when he refused to certify the openly stolen election, but I never never forgot about lyin’ Ted and the rat he exposed himself to be in 2016. If not for Trump saving his arse, he would have lost Texas to Beto in 2018.
  • It’s all political theatre. They are partners, and we are all the useful idiots.

This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on September 22, 2022. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.

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